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Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

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    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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  • County pushing recycling to reduce solid waste

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III Most of a community’s complex challenges require more than one solution to resolve them. Reducing waste in Franklin County is one such hurdle to overcome, according to Franklin County Solid Waste Management Director William Anderson and the other Interlocal Solid Waste Authority partners. “Several alternatives need to be implemented in the future — recycling efforts increased, partnerships with other agencies, businesses, industries and increased

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Merchants Stewart

Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Franklin County real estate transfers from May 7-20

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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    The following real estate transactions in Franklin County were recorded from May 7 through May 20. Paula Denny to Cynthia Stoker, District 17, lot 3 Pine View Pennisula, $607,500. Richard Neal, Gerald Neal, Linda Sutliff, Michael Neal, Erin Neal, Jonathan Neal, Chenoa Brown, Melody Keasling, Gerald L. Neal, Katelyn Neal, Emily Sutliff, Richard Neal estate, Delores Neal estate to Gerald and Kattie Neal, District 7, lots 7-8 and 20-21, $60,000.

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  • County commission committee proposes first step to resolve jail overcrowding challenge

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz II Even before the Franklin County Corrections Partnership Committee met on Monday, its members and Sheriff Tim Fuller were on the same page — trying to find a solution to a long-standing jail overcrowding problem. To more fully understand the challenges it is facing, the committee met at the jail and toured the facility before the meeting got underway. Although everyone agrees on the urgency

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‘Papers for Partners’ fundraiser continues

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy Those who enjoy reading the Herald Chronicle and providing help for others will have an opportunity to do both simply by purchasing their newspaper from Wal-Mart in Winchester. “Papers for Partners” is currently underway to raise money for Partners for Healing, a non-profit, compassionate health care clinic that is free to those who qualify in the area. Wal-Mart in Winchester will donate part of the proceeds

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  • Vietnam: one man recalls his journey to war and back

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

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      STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   In 1967, the war in Vietnam was reaching a state of flux as pressure to bring the conflict to an end was growing in the U.S., including when Dr. Martin Luther King made his speech outlining his opposition to the war. That same year, James Green from Sewanee, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and went to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training.

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  • Proposed law focuses on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, says AMAC

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

    It’s a ‘bold move that merits broad-based support’ WASHINGTON, DC, May 22 – The “repeal and replace” movement in Congress got a shot in the arm from Congressman Dr. Tom Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee, who has introduced the Empowering Patients First Act in the House as an alternative to Obamacare.   The Georgia Congressman’s proposed law is a “bold move that merits broad-based support,” according to Dan

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